Donald Trump Announces Powerful New Sanctions Against Iran

Donald Trump Announces Powerful New Sanctions Against Iran

"While we continue to evaluate options, the US will immediately impose additional sanctions against the Iranian regime. These sanctions will be in effect until Iran changes its behavior," said President Donald Trump after the attack on US troops in Iraqi territory.

The president also asked on Wednesday the world powers, such as the United Kingdom, France and Russia, to break with the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran to renegotiate a new pact.

"We must all work together towards an agreement with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place," Trump said in a speech to the nation. And, at the same time, he asked NATO to "get much more involved" in the Middle East.

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On the ballistic missile attack recorded on Tuesday night by Iran against two bases in Iraqi territory that house US troops, Trump reported that there were no "fatal casualties" and that the material damage was "minimal."

Related note: Report of bombing of Iran to US military base in Iraq

"No American suffered damage in the attack last night. We have not suffered fatal casualties," he said in his statement to the nation from the White House, surrounded by the high military command.

Iran's attack is the first response to the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimaní last week near the Baghdad airport.

Trump said that after the launch of the missiles, "Iran seems to be withdrawing, which is a good thing for all interested parties and something very good for the world."

Finally, Trump sent a conciliatory message: "The US is prepared to embrace peace with all those who seek it."

You can also read: Pentagon attributes to Iran an attack on two bases with US troops in Iraq

Iran has claimed responsibility for the attack on Ain al Asad's base and has warned that it is only the beginning of his revenge for the death of Qasem Soleimaní, considered a hero in his country.

After the Iranian attacks, Trump has held two meetings (one last night and one this morning) in the White House with his national security team, composed among others by State Secretaries, Mike Pompeo, and Defense, Mark Esper, said on Twitter the Pentagon spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah.

Source: EFE

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